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They Shut Me Up In Prose–Emily Dickinson

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a poetic memoir from Miss Dickinson…      RT

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They shut me up in Prose –
As when a little Girl
They put me in the Closet –
Because they liked me “still” –

Still! Could themself have peeped –
And seen my Brain – go round –
They might as wise have lodged a Bird
For Treason – in the Pound –

Emily Dickinson (c. 1862)

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PhotoCages of birds in a garage in Mairiporã Brazil. Author: Math Guarizo. WikiCmns; Public Domain.

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  1. September 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I relate to this – my brain doesn’t stop either! Love the image too =)

  2. September 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    gr–it’s remarkable how ahead of her time ED was…she anticipated *our* time, when women have the resources (legal and financial) to think about their situation… RT

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